CONNECT WITH DR. HENDERSON

145 Polk Science  
863.680.4328
khenderson@flsouthern.edu

 


Kenneth Henderson Jr., Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics

"I strive to provide a climate conducive to learning, to facilitate skills in critical thinking, skills in problem solving, and skills in communication to maintain academic standards that both challenge and reward, and to promote discovery and application of knowledge through engaged learning, the use of technology, research, and intellectual inquiry."

Dr. Henderson earned his Ph. D. in Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics Education and Computer Studies Education from the University of Florida in 1981. In 2010, he earned a M.S. in Computer Science with an Internet Spec. from Florida Atlantic University. Prior to that he earned the M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision from the University of South Florida and a B.A. in history from Knox College. While at the University of Florida, he taught with the mathematics department and in the childhood education department. He has taught undergraduate and graduate computer science and mathematics courses at Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida. While at Jacksonville, Dr. Henderson participated in program and curriculum development, and authored several papers on instruction and evaluation. Joining the European Division of the University of Maryland faculty in 1986, Dr. Henderson took sabbatical leave the following year to gain practical experience with data base management as an administrator for the Metropolitan Community Church. In 1990, he again returned to the United States and his family home in Mattoon, Illinois, to re-acquaint himself with life in small town America.

During his career with the European Division of the University of Maryland, Dr. Henderson taught mathematics, statistics, and computer studies courses in the Nürnberg military community, at Hessisch-Oldendorf AS, Hahn AB, in the Würzburg and Fulda military communities in Germany, at Keflavic NAS, Iceland, at Aviano AB and the Vicenza military community in Italy, at Torrejon AB, Spain, at the NATO AB at Geilenkirchen, Germany, and at Soesterberg AB and Volkel AB, the Netherlands.

After moving to The Netherlands in 1992, Dr. Henderson taught Statistics I & II at Delta Business University in Utrecht and tutored Subsidiary and Higher Level Computer Science for the International Baccalaureate at The Rijnlands Lyceum in Oegstgeest. In 1999 he returned to the United States and is a Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida.

Courses Taught

Applied Calculus I & II; Calculus with Plane Analytical Geometry I; College Algebra; Computer Organization & Architecture; Computer Science Senior Seminar; Concurrency; Elementary Geometry; Elementary Statistics; History of Mathematics; Introduction to Mathematical Modeling; Mathematics in the Elementary School ; Mobile Computing for Mathematical Modeling and Analysis; Programming & Data Structures I & II (Java); Programming in C++ I ; Programming in Visual Basic; Web Applications; Expatriate: Living in a Foreign Culture; Graduate: Teaching Math in Secondary Schools, M.A.T. Program

Education

Ph. D., Curriculum and Instruction, Mathematics and Computer Science Education, University
            of Florida
M. S.,   Computer Science, Internet Spec, Florida Atlantic University
M. Ed., Administration and Supervision, University of South Florida
B. A.,    History, Knox College

Select publications

Jelsovsky, D., Henderson, K.D., & Serrano, S. (2011). Transforming College Algebra at Florida Southern College. In Ganter, S.L. & Haver, W. E. (Eds.), Partner Discipline Recommendations for Introductory College Mathematics and the Implications for College Algebra (pp. 55 – 59). Washington, D.C.: Mathematical Association of America.

Hamm, R.W., Henderson, Jr. K.D., Repsher, M.L., & Timmer, K.M. (1983). A tool for program grading: The Jacksonville University scale.” SIGCSE Bulletin, 15(1), 248-252.